Grand Prairie is the 7th largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the 17th largest city in the state of Texas. Grand Prairie is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the far western part of Dallas County. The city offers relaxation, family fun, friendly neighbors and a smart place to live and do business. More than 166,000 people live in Grand Prairie. Residents tend to be 30-something, dual-income homeowners. In Grand Prairie, families who have lived here for generations welcome newcomers who choose to move to Grand Prairie for the same reasons the natives don't leave - location and hometown atmosphere.
The Grand Prairie Independent School District is the largest employer in Grand Prairie with approximately 2,885 staff members. More than 1,660 of those are instructional staff. GPISD is a 58-square mile district serving approximately 27,740 students within the Dallas County portion of Grand Prairie. The District boasts 41 campuses, including 24 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 4 high schools, one 9th grade center, 3 grades 6-12 campuses, one grade 7-8 campus, and one alternative education school.
The District has a diverse student population with 65.3 percent Hispanic students, 17.5 percent African-American students, 11.9 percent White students, 3.3 percent Asian students, 1.7 percent two or more races, .3 percent Native American students, and .1 Pacific Islander students.
Voted into existence on July 5, 1902, the District had the distinction of celebrating its 100-year anniversary during the 2002-2003 school year. In 2007, the District passed a $222 million bond election.
We are a learning community vigorously pursuing student success.
We will ensure student success through engaging learning experiences, collaborative leadership, and a focus on maximizing student achievement.
The Grand Prairie Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing educational services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.